Meaning of WIDGET in English

ˈwijə̇t, usu -ə̇d.+V noun

( -s )

Etymology: alteration of gadget

1. : a usually small device, contrivance, or mechanical part (as a fitting or attachment) : gadget

the manufacture of anything from four-motor bombers to … widgets — R.T.Frankensteen

specifically : a small cylindrical container for carrying messages (as of stock exchange transactions) through pneumatic tubes

2. : an unnamed article considered for purposes of hypothetical example as the typical product of a company

allowing the manufacturer to deduct the fair market value of the widgets — Harvard Law Review

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